The Free State Provincial Office of the Legal Practice Council (LPC) is currently embarking on a process to fill a vacant Senior Legal Officer position that has recently occurred within the Disciplinary Department.
To facilitate and coordinate all regulatory functions for the Provincial Council (PC) and provide professional support to the Provincial Director.
Duties & Responsibilities
Handle all complaints and facilitate the disciplinary processes for the Province;
Administering the disciplinary department which will include keeping of record of complaints received; finalized and pending complaints and to provide statistics to council.
Preparing of agendas, minutes and memoranda for council and committees in relation to the department under the auspices of Senior Legal Officer.
Curator bonis duties in respect of struck-off / suspended members in the absence of the Director owing to annual leave or sick leave.
Attend to the duties of the Chief Executive Officer / Director in his/her absence owing to annual leave or sick leave.
Coordinate all matters relating to risk and compliance;
Handle all articles, admissions, and provincial records and database matters;
Handle all enquires relating to admission exams, training, education and accreditations and escalate matters to the National Office where necessary; and
Provide support to the Director in coordinating PC meetings, keeping record of meetings and following up on resolutions of the PC.
Attending to such matters as directed by the Chief Executive Officer, the National Office or the council.
Draft various reports and memoranda to the Council;
Provide training and supervise junior staff within the office;
Liaison with other departments, exchange information and refer matters;
Liaison with members of the public, attend to queries, provide advice and hold consultations;
Provide advice and guidelines to legal practitioners on current rulings; and
Any other duties assigned by the Director from time-to-time.
Desired Experience & Qualification
Matric/Grade 12 Certificate;
Admission as an Attorney; and
Minimum of 3 years post admission experience in a professional regulatory environment.
Driver’s license and own transport.
Skills & Competencies:
Excellent analytical skills;
Good Communication skills;
Methodical and diligent with outstanding planning abilities; and